Riverdale High School
(RHS) is an English language secondary school located in the Pierrefonds
area of Montreal
, Canada. It was founded in 1964 and is still currently in use. The school is part of the Lester B. Pearson School Board
, where it is designated a "community school".
Riverdale has many athletic teams, including basketball, rugby, soccer, volleyball, track and field, and swim teams. The school also has a wide variety of community-based clubs and organizations.
In 1971, the Riverdale Band won the International Band competition held in Moose Jaw
The school RHS logo visible to the right and the school slogan "Reach Higher and Succeed" (RHS) were adopted during the 1988/1989 school year when they were chosen in a school-wide contest. Both were submitted by students at the time. The school's official colours used to be Blue (a dark navy blue) and Grey, with the school paper having the matching name "Blue & Grey", but they were changed to match the uniforms which were adopted in 1993, whose colours were also selected by the student body. Before this the school had no uniform, only a dress code which included "No jeans" and "No clothes with holes".
Due to a dwindling student populace, which itself was due to government restrictions on which school-aged children are allowed to attend English language schools in Quebec (Bill 101Charter of the French Language
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